Kathleen Sebelius

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, left, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testify at separate hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo)

Feds proving Internet-adept and inept at same time

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to computers, the Obama administration appears simultaneously to be a bungling amateur and a stealthy wizard. The same government that reportedly intercepted the communications of America’s leading consumer technology […]

10/30/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/ J. Scott Applewhite)

Concerns raised about security of health website

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending President Barack Obama’s much-maligned health care overhaul in Congress, his top health official was confronted Wednesday with a government memo raising new security concerns about the trouble-prone website that consumers are […]

10/30/2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Contractor warned health site had limited testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major contractor behind the federal health insurance exchange website told the government last month it didn’t have enough time to test its product. CGI Federal also told the Centers for Medicare […]

10/30/2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Medicare chief apologizes for ‘Obamacare’ woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration’s malfunctioning health care website apologized Tuesday for problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up for coverage. […]

10/29/2013

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Sebelius to face tough questioning on health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans said Sunday they intend to press Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration’s troubled launch of healthcare.gov, the online portal to buy insurance, and concerns about the […]

10/27/2013

This photo provided by HHS shows the main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/HHS)

Another month of fixes for health care website

WASHINGTON (AP) – It should be working well by the end of November. That’s the Obama administration’s rough timetable for completing a long list of fixes to HealthCare.gov, the new, trouble-plagued website for uninsured Americans […]

10/26/2013

Jeffrey Zients (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Health care site needs dozens of fixes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a month into a dysfunctional health care rollout, Obama administration officials said Friday they’ve found dozens of website problems that need fixing and tapped a private company to take the lead. […]

10/25/2013

From left, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida CEO Patrick Geraghty, and other health care chief executive officers arrive at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, to meet with White House officials regarding President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Healthcare.gov failures surface at Hill hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leading contractors on the Obama administration’s troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the government failed to thoroughly test the complicated system before it went live. Executives of CGI Federal, […]

10/24/2013

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AP sources: 476,000 Obamacare applications filed

WASHINGTON (AP) – Administration officials say about 476,000 health insurance applications have been filed through federal and state exchanges, the most detailed measure yet of the problem-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. However, […]

10/19/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks during an event discussing the federal health care overhaul in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Obama health target: 500,000 signups by Oct. 31

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first month alone, the Obama administration projected that nearly a half million people would sign up for the new health insurance markets, according to an internal memo obtained by The […]

10/16/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks during an event discussing the federal health care overhaul in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Obamacare trade-off: low premium, high deductible

WASHINGTON (AP) — You might be pleased with the low monthly premium for one of the new health insurance plans under President Barack Obama’s overhaul, but the added expense of copayments and deductibles could burn […]

09/25/2013

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New health care law expected to spawn scam artists – learn how to protect yourself

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning to seniors on Medicare: If someone asks for your personal information for a state insurance exchange under the new health care law, he’s probably a crook. Those exchanges don’t apply to […]

09/18/2013

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